2007 Bentley Brooklands review and pictures

Posted on Monday, 12 March 2007 , 13:03:00 byAlina

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Bentley Brooklands

Bentley wants to return to the luxury coupe market with its new Brooklands model. The car is a stylish, four-seat, grand touring coupe with British proportions and muscular performance. The inspiration for the famous Brooklands model came from the immortal "Bentley Boys" on the well known Brooklands racetrack in the 1920s, according to Chairman DR. Franz-Josef Paefgen. The model is powered by the most powerful twin-turbocharged 6.75-liter V8 engine that is able to produce 530 BHP and an incredible 1050 Nm of torque. Each unit will be assembled by hand, using coach-building techniques and the craftsmanship skills in wood and leather. The carmaker will only build 550 units and the first deliveries will start in 2008, maybe the first half. This decision was taken to ensure the exclusivity of the model. We are looking forward into seeing the most powerful V8 the company has ever produced, live.

The Bentley Brooklands is a stunning new model that marks the company's return to the luxury coupe market and reaffirms its reputation as creator of the world's most exclusive coupes. It is the ultimate Bentley: a stylish, four-seat, grand touring coupe with classic British proportions and muscular performance.

Bentley's chairman Dr Franz-Josef Paefgen describes the motivation behind the new coupe: "Bentley's proud sporting pedigree, forged by the exploits of the immortal 'Bentley Boys' on the famous Brooklands racetrack in the 1920s, was the inspiration for our new coupe, capturing all the style, power and splendour of that era." *

Sporting design cues are matched by the phenomenal performance engineering of Bentley's legendary Crewe-built V8 engine. The new Bentley Brooklands possesses the most powerful V8 the company has ever produced - a 530bhp, twin-turbocharged 6.75-litre unit that also produces a prodigious 1050Nm of torque.

Each Brooklands coupe will be hand-assembled, employing traditional coach-building techniques and the craftsmanship skills in wood veneer and leather hide for which Bentley is renowned. To ensure exclusivity, lifetime production will be strictly limited to just 550 cars, with deliveries expected to start in the first half of 2008.